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Sophomore English Unit 3B. Take notes! Vocabulary is awesome. It, like, lets us say stuff. . harass. (v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks. S: annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer. The judge repeatedly cautioned the prosecuting attorney not to harass the witness. inclement.

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sophomore english unit 3b
Sophomore English Unit 3B
  • Take notes!
  • Vocabulary is awesome. It, like, lets us say stuff.
harass
harass
  • (v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks

S: annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer

The judge repeatedly cautioned the prosecuting attorney not to harass the witness.

inclement
inclement
  • (adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action

S: blustery, tempestuous

A: mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil

Sometimes we are lucky enough to have school cancelled in the winter when we have inclement weather.

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muse
  • (v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

S: meditate, contempate, daydream

Philosophers have always mused on the meaning of life.

negligible
negligible
  • (adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded

The gold you'll get from this is negligible.

S: trivial, inconsequential, insignificant

A: significant, crucial, momentous

perpetuate
perpetuate
  • (v.) to make permanent or long-lasting

Rumors and lies are easy to perpetuate.

S: continue, preserve,

A: discontinue, abolish, abandon

precedent
precedent
  • (n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation later

S: guide, tradition, model

This scene from The Matrix set the precedent for many visual effects of other movies.

punitive
punitive
  • (adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment

Extra money is awarded in some legal cases as a punitive measure.

S: penalizing, retaliatory

redress
redress
  • (v.) to set right, remedy
  • (n.) relief for worry or injury

S: rectify, correct, mitigate

An apology can go a long way to redress the hurt feelings caused by an insensitive comment or a thoughtless act.

sojourn
sojourn
  • (n.) a temporary stay
  • (v.) to stay for a time

S: visit, stopover, brief stay

Spirit and Opportunity were only supposed to sojurn on Mars for 3 months. Fiveyears later they still work!

urbane
Urbane
  • (adj.) refined in manner or style, suave

S: elegant

A: crude, uncouth, boorish

An urbane host puts guests at ease by appearing totally confident and unruffled no matter what happens.

grammar
GRAMMAR

The reason I get up in the morning…….

of vs have
OF vs HAVE
  • Of is used instead of have in conditional forms due to pronunciation (e.g. I would of visited New York if I had had the time.). "Of" is a preposition whereas "have" is an auxiliary verb used in conditional forms. Examples:
  • He might have left early on vacation.
  • She would have attended if you had asked her to come.
  • She is a friend of mine.
definite
DEFINITE
  • clearly defined or determined; not vague or general; fixed; precise; exact

“It's definite that he'll go”

“Definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol”

finally
FINALLY
  • at the end; in conclusion
  • decisively; conclusively; irrevocably

“I was lost, but I finally found my way”

“Finally the credits rolled and the film was over”

separate
SEPARATE
  • (v.) to set or put apart into sections, groups, sets, units, etc.; cause to part; divide; disunite; sever
  • (adj.) detached, disconnected, disjoined

“Joe separated his sons when they started to fight”

“Luann had to separate the comics from the rest of the newspaper”

“Deven is in a separate world all his own.”